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Rubrik delivers instant application availability to hybrid cloud enterprises for recovery, search, cloud, and development. By using the market-leading Cloud Data Management platform, customers mobilize applications, automate protection policies, recover from Ransomware, search and analyze application data at scale on one platform. From days to seconds. Rubrik has been named to Gartner’s Cool Vendors in Storage Technologies, 2016, the Forbes Cloud 100, and awarded the NorthFace ScoreBoard Award.

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Enterprise Data Management Supervisor
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"A new generation of backup solution"

What do you like best?

The ease of use of configuring and maintenance. Easy to start and maintain compared to other products we have used in the past. Fast backups, restores and mounts with excellent reporting make our life a lot easier.

What do you dislike?

The only thing that I could possibly say that I dislike is we cannot set a monthly backup on the first of the month. This is already a suggestion to them and they are investigating it.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Take a POC from them and throw what you can at it. We moved over a 100 VMs, including some SQL during the POC. Avamar would have issues with stuns and Rubrik would just move right along with no issues. Don't overthink how can this product be doing so well and be so easy - it really just is.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Our backups were always having issues with large SQL backups being stunned. Rubrik not only solved this but with the Rubrik VSS driver we are getting application consistent backups across the board. Rubrik also integrated with Pure Storage so that those snapshots are taking even less time for large backups.

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"Rubrik is a great backup product for a Managed Services Provider"

What do you like best?

The Rubrik API is central to the product

Rubrik backs up VMware-based VM very well

Rubrik is a growing company, which makes the personal interaction we have with their folks very rewarding and productive

What do you dislike?

The Rubrik product is still young (only a few years old), so it has some room to mature, specifically in the non-VMware backup space

Rubrik is a growing company, so sometimes it's difficult to build a relationship with tech support staff when you get a new person every time

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Rubrik is great for anyone who is looking for a backup product to plug in to an existing automation system, as its API is very full-featured (by design). Rubrik is not so great if you're looking for a drop-in replacement for a monolithic legacy backup platform like CommVault or NetBackup

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, because it doesn't yet have all of the rarely-used, esoteric features of those products.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Rubrik has allowed us to stop focusing on the minutiae of running a homegrown backup storage/orchestration product and focus on automation of the infrastructure/deployment instead

Rubrik has improved the performance of our backup jobs, allowing us to perform more backups with fewer resources overall

Rubrik has given our clients more choice in how backups function

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"Rubrik is a great leap into modern backup"

What do you like best?

A solution that pretty much does it all. We have been using tape for onsite and offsite backup storage and this is so much easier. I’ve been able to train teams on the product in 30 minutes and turn over management of their environments to them with confidence. It does it all for us.

What do you dislike?

There are some minor quirks with the interface that are being worked on but they are minor.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It’s pricey but saves you money in the long run. If you are on the fence try it, you will be convinced.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Modernizing backup strategy and removing the need for costly backup hardware maint. We have found we can leverage some of the features to solve some archival issues our current infrastructure cannot meet.

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"A backup product that just works all the time"

What do you like best?

I no longer feel the need to babysit and monitor all of the backup jobs in the backup system. It simply works when it is supposed to at all times. Live recovery is near instant and handles all mounts through the appliance for rapid recovery.

What do you dislike?

Some features missing that are road-mapped for future versions of the software such as support for SQL file-streams. There is a lack of first party tools that allow for native application item level understandings, it does use a 3rd party tool to accomplish this.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look at it as one of a two system backup strategy for protecting your organizations data. It balances jobs automatically and just works.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Automatic backup and archive of server data for our virtual server environment. Rubrik covers everything and handles the long term retention to boot.

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"HyperConverged Backup that's Simple and Powerful"

What do you like best?

Rubrik truly is truly next-gen backup. It's simple to set up and backups just work as expected with no drama or questions. Compared to other backup solutions we've had in the past, the simplicity of setup and the consistence of backups is amazing and refreshing.

All backups are scheduled and conform to user-defined SLAs. The SLAs ensure that backups run on the defined schedule and are retained for the desired length.

Another big win is that Rubrik integrates with our VMware environment so agents aren't needed for backups. We've selectively added agents to servers for more granular restores and VSS backups. The agent (Rubrik calls them "connectors") don't require a reboot for installation or update and we haven't seen a noticeable performance impact.

Rubrik allows live-mounting backups so you can compare backups (server, SQL, etc) or use that backup snapshot as a dev/test environment with actual prod data.

Finally, everything in Rubrik is open API driven. This allows a high level of relatively easy customization and easy integration with other systems.

What do you dislike?

Rubrik is a startup and while they're growing rapidly, the product is not as mature as some competitors. We're waiting/hoping for some features in future versions that will make things better. Currently we can't back up AIX version 6 and AD backups aren't granular (only VSS snapshots).

Recommendations to others considering the product:

You'll pay for the solution initially but will recoup much value in time spent over the long-term. The company is responsive and values its customers far more than other vendors I've worked with in the past. Rubrik support is extremely responsive, knowledgeable and fixes issues/questions quickly and pleasantly.

Try a POC and realize that the grass really is greener on the other side :)

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted simplified backups that ran quickly and consistently. Additionally, we didn't want to devote lots of man hours to managing the system post-implementation. We've seen consistent hands-off backups and

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"Easily Manage Your Data Across A Single Platform ..."

What do you like best?

Rubrik Cloud Data Management

Backup recovery from a single platform allows you to manage all your data such as archiving (data on the physical device and in the cloud environment) The operating systems that you are using are a platform that shows compatibility within the databases databases.

What do you dislike?

It was a management platform that we used before and where we were satisfied. You can also tell from the awards that you have actually received. You can improve efficiency. contact the authorities and mention your structure

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I definitely recommend trying the Rubik Cloud Data Management platform.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides data management over a single platform and enables you to combine and monitor hardware and software components on a single platform. I like these features. also a very stable running integration

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"Set it and forget it (Mostly)"

What do you like best?

I do not need to monitor it all the time. I can just create SLA's and apply them to VM's/servers. Then I can sit back and let it backup. When we have run into issues support has been very easy to work with. Since they are still a new/growing company they take customer feedback seriously and look to implement it where they can.

What do you dislike?

Some features do not work as shown, but support has been great to help resolve these issues.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don't just look at the cost and say its too high. Do a true apples to apples comparison and make sure you understand the long term costs of all solutions.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backup & DR

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"Simplicity of Complexity in Backup"

What do you like best?

Rubrik has a great potential as a backup platform, I love how the ease of use and the level of simplicity giving the user the ease to understand and use, also the support and help from their teams is great plus, fast recovery time and fast support when needed. The function all in all is very great and very positive. I would highly recommend the product to others for their Back Up issues in their current company.

What do you dislike?

some functions just needs a little upgrade but over all the service and functionalities works fine for my taste

Recommendations to others considering the product:

This is a great product for you back up problem. very easy to use and understand

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Back up and restore. The most greatest benefit we have are the the fast recovery time and the SLA we need for our auditors.

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"Rubrik works really great, the compression and deduplication rate are incredible!"

What do you like best?

Management is very simple and intuitive

Compression and deduplication is incredible

It ingests data really fast, reducing the amount of time for backups

Archiving is made very simple through the cloud storage integration

What do you dislike?

The restore of application items like emails from Exchange or tables within databases has to be done with a 3rd party software, it's not integrated inside Rubrik

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Ask for a trial, you'll be convinced!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

A single appliance can do all the work, no need for several servers to operate the backup solution.

No more broken snapshots caused by a proxy crash.

Archiving is made very simple through the cloud storage integration.

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"Great backup product"

What do you like best?

Backups of virtual machines and live mounts are done really well.

Storage arrays can integrate with Rubrik.

Easy cloud archive setup.

What do you dislike?

More storage array integration needed.

Easier restore for files that download using the browser. I can't get this to work.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you was a backup solution that is easy to setup and manage then Rubrik it the one for you. Also features like instant recovery spins up a restore from a backup of the virtual machine at a moment in time in about 10 seconds.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Ease of managing backups with Rubrik so it gives me more time to do other tasks.

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"Brik the holes in your data protection strategy"

What do you like best?

Perfect for x86 bare-metal, virtualised and cloud use-cases. Fastest time to Market - literally takes minutes to install and setup (assuming your prerequisites are met). High rate of innovation - Rubrik has a very fast release cycle, new features come out regularly. Amazing support - very high NPS score, these guys care about their customers.

What do you dislike?

New to the market - but these guys are just getting started. No support for non-x86 workloads.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Much better ROI over traditional data protection solutions like Avamar. Fastest time to market. High rate of innovation delivers great business value.

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"Rubrik gives you confidence in the data you need to protect"

What do you like best?

Rubrik makes data protection easy to achieve as well as having a wide variety of supported devices for protection.

What do you dislike?

The need for configuring network interfaces is only done via the CLI not the GUI

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Consider all backup costs when evaluating Rubrik, Personnel and the amount of time dedicated to data protection, software and its support, and all hardware and its support.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time spent managing data protection, we are starting to see the reduction in time for people monitoring the backups.

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"Initial impressions for Rubrik"

What do you like best?

Searchable Content - search for file across datasets allows for quick restores.

What do you dislike?

Missing functionality - allow for more granular intervals across different time segments.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

I feel Rubrik is well suited for customers that want to run high amount of snapshots per day and wish for a lower RPO granularity for restore. It is less appropriate for perhaps customers that want to run all their backups in one evening because of how jobs are queued and spread across the backup window.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backups now can implement incremental forever. These backups take place over network and reduce the amount of infrastructure we need.

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"Great product with a promising future"

What do you like best?

Simple to manage and navigate but still powerful. Easy for any team member to pick up and

What do you dislike?

Still a new product so you will hit bugs from time to time. Most bugs can be fixed with tweaks by support as workarounds until the real issue is fixed. Much quicker turnaround than dealing with other vendors. New product support is also growing.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

All of our enterprise backups. We have cut back dramatically the amount of time used to manage our backups.

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"Game changing data management technology "

What do you like best?

Is not a passive inversion , we can apply Rubrik to multiple use case, Rubrik have a lot of productivity features and is very simple.

What do you dislike?

Upgrade process should be NDU and i believe that Rubrik have a lot of space for improve their software

Recommendations to others considering the product:

For sure

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We are offering a lot of new services base on Rubrik technology

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"One brik to rule them all"

What do you like best?

Replication to cloud

SLA based backups

Data immutability

Single platform

What do you dislike?

Out of the box reporting could be better - However the API interface allows the generation of custom reports and the ability to retrieve any detail from the system

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It’s improved operational efficiency, as we now don’t have to spend time scheduling backups, and has created very tangible savings. In the next 5 years we expect to save over 55% switching from our legacy provider to Rubrik. It’s also mitigated us against any future data centre blackouts through its Azure replication capabilities - while significantly reducing our power consumption and footprint in the data centre.

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"Simplified backup management"

What do you like best?

We deployed the appliance and integrated it with multiple virtualization environments in a couple of hours. We had granular level recovery capabilities and performed restoration testing same day.

What do you dislike?

Integration with Nutanix could be tighter, but it is on the roadmap.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Go for it!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The simplified management will allow us to decrease reliance on managed service providers without burdening the administration staff.

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"Excellent Backup and Replication Solution"

What do you like best?

-It's quick and fast.

-Easy User Interface and Beautiful design

-Pretty much universal support: Windows, Linux

-Easy to learn and it's like an Apple Time Machine backup where you can browse for files and mount pretty much instantly.

What do you dislike?

Nothing bad about this product. The product performs well and efficiently. Pricing is a different issue because you pay what you get and this product delivers well so it's expected.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

It's a great investment that will save you headaches

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Daily backups, archives, and instant DA recovery. This product is fast and delivers.

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Law Practice
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"Innovative new features provide additional value beyond data security"

What do you like best?

I like how the Rubrik product is constantly evolving to find new ways to not only meet customer needs but unlock new potential for analyzing the large data sets that get collected as part of the normal back strategy.

What do you dislike?

Not much to dislike. This solution just works.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Give the POC a shot and see what you have been missing.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Exchange data growth and the need for faster restore times.

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"Rubrik making backups great again"

What do you like best?

When I have used Rubrik it has been excellent, it makes backups easy again and you can near enough set and forget. It doesn't matter if anyone creates a new VM as this can be targeted automatically via the policies to ensure its backed up and your RPO's and RTO's are met. I think it took me longer to rack the device than it did to configure it and take my first backup

What do you dislike?

Just needs more SSO and 2FA but to be fair they are ahead of many vendors, just worth checking with an SE if yours is supported

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Saving time on backup management and the migration to the cloud

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"Rubrik - a Next Gen DR solution "

What do you like best?

The Approach, the capability to perform a recovery / Perform a backup.

Cloud / replication recovery

What do you dislike?

Bug on every update breaking the working capability. Keep the stress test more in depth to ensure that nothing breaks that is already working

Recommendations to others considering the product:

If you are a Virtual Shop with less applications , This is your best Bet.

They still have to improvise on Oracle support for windows/ Bare metal recovery.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

DR/ Backup and recovery

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"Simple backup product with a ton of features"

What do you like best?

Easy implementation and backup design, the ability to archive all your backups to a cloud object store like S3 is a great way to cut down on DR costs.

What do you dislike?

Limited reporting and almost no ability to customize reports.

Lack of a way to generate an exportable audit report

Little to no useful RBAC

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Look at the overall return from the product when you consider the cost.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backup and DR

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"Hands down the best backup product I have used"

What do you like best?

Ease of use and speed of backups/recovery is a real plus. The search on the web interface is also one of the best I have used and works really well.

What do you dislike?

Cost a lot but still worth it with the features it offers. Could offer more in the way of e-mail reports.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Provides us with streamlined restores on user files or virtual machines when we encounter issues.

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"Painless to setup and manage"

What do you like best?

The quick setup to get the product to work as well as the painless steps to get software updates. Support is great if you have a question or have a problem. The footprint in a 2U box is great to getting the server room to a smaller foot printer.

What do you dislike?

Would like faster speed backing up from Nas backups but with every software update the speed to complete backups have improved.

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Easy to use and free up time to do additional work.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

The ability to backup and protect data securely. The ability to know the product is working correctly with less hands on time.

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"Great product, works well "

What do you like best?

The best feature is the ability to live mount virtual machines.

What do you dislike?

The lack of native AD/sharepoint/exchange tools

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Infrastructure data backup proces

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"Amazing simplicity"

What do you like best?

No backup window anymore, Rubrik is going to decide when to backup based on SLAs

What do you dislike?

The need of 10GE networking is in some environment quite challenging. They should have allowed 1 Gbps bandwidth with a warning about performance not optimal

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Do not be afraid to enter into a brand new world

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Backup windows in around the clock operations

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"Simplicity brought to backups"

What do you like best?

Incremental forever

Backs up Nutanix AHV natively

Direct to cloud for backup.

What do you dislike?

RBAC needs some work

NAS backup is stil complicated

No bare metal support

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Dont worry that they are a new company, brilliant product!

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simple backup with safety of knowing data is safe and restrable.

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"Next gen backup platform"

What do you like best?

Simplicity of installation\configuration and scale out solution

What do you dislike?

3rd party for backup to tape and no real time monitoring

Recommendations to others considering the product:

very easy to implement and manage. Do no afraid to try.

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

3 in one solution: Backup, Archive, data managment in RND environment

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"Backup or waste time with tape"

What do you like best?

The simplicity of backing up and restoring no longer takes days but seconds

What do you dislike?

Not enough RBAC yet to allow delegation to wider user base

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Don’t wait

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Time wasted backing up and restore times are now negligible

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"Easy to Implement and manage"

What do you like best?

We implemented Rubrik in our Azure environment in an afternoon and started backing up MS SQL the same day

What do you dislike?

I wish you had the ability to have Rubrik backup everything on a server and not have to select all of the tables in the Database

Recommendations to others considering the product:

Interface and management are the best

What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Cloud backup at this time. Major improvements in SQL backup and restore

Rubrik Features

  • Disaster Recovery
  • Remote Backup
  • Storage Formats
  • Scheduled Backups
  • On-Demand Restoration
  • Activity Monitoring

Rubrik User Ratings

9.5
Ease of Use
Average: 8.7*
9.4
Quality of Support
Average: 8.4*
9.4
Ease of Setup
Average: 8.4*
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